The Week-in-Between: Oh Puny Arms, how I’ve missed ye!


Rust? What rust? 28 winners to 14 unforced errors, thank you very much. 12 aces to 1 double? Yes please.

It was a lot cleaner a performance than I was expecting after a 6 week break. With an easy 63 64 win, Roger cruised past his former doubles partner, Olivier Rochus, with whom he won the Wimbledon boys doubles in 1998. 



I gotta say though – the mahogany coloured polo looked good on TV, but old and tiresome in photos. Roger looked as though he has lost some weight.


The 15-time grand slam champion has laid low and got to know his three-month old twin girls as he assumed his additional new role as a father. He was unable to help himself as he bragged about his daft hand with a dirty nappy.

“I have an unbelievable technique,” he said to laughter – mainly from his wife sitting in the stands.

Source: Eurosport


Pfft, you arrogant douchebag!

Meanwhile, check out this recent interview with Federer on the Swiss SI. It’s in German, so Google translate is your friend.

You gotta admire the Swiss interviewer, who asked him everything from whether he prefers shower-gel or soap (shower-gel), flip-flips or bare feet (flip flops), to how many times he brushes his teeth a day (3 times with an electric brush.)

Now I feel like a dirty, barefooted slob.



Who looks like you?
RF: Myla is like me, Charlene Mirka. When I see baby pictures of me and Myla, there are many similarities. I want to be with them as often as possible. They grow so fast.


Aren’t they identical? 

In other news, Valencia has the best stadium in tennis, hands down. Nikolay Davydenko cruised through his first match there, and as usual, no one noticed.



xx doots

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13 responses to “The Week-in-Between: Oh Puny Arms, how I’ve missed ye!”

  1. FortuneCookie says :

    Well me and my sis are identical twins,and while no one else could tell us apart our parents could always find little features that made us different,and thought one of us looked more like them than the other etc,so probs same for Rog and Mirka!
    And clearly Roger thought Gilette wouldn’t be paying too much attention to a little Swiss tourney that doesn’t matter 😛 ,in the 2nd pic especially he looks kinda *whisper it* unshaven!

  2. Salma says :

    I really don’t think they are identical! I think it was two separate eggs not one that separated into two. Or maybe they are identical and what I said previously is just bullshit. 😉

    P.S. lol @ me getting all biological about RFed’s twins. Haha!

  3. Mia says :

    Thank you, tennis gods, for TMF’s return. Goodness me — unbelievable technique with nappies? Roddick can probably train under him when he gets around to having a little Andy/little Brook.

  4. JFK says :

    So glad the drought is over. Seriously Roger don’t ever leave us again.

  5. Blue says :

    I’m so happy he’s back to playing again. What’s he doing in the first pic?

    • pban says :

      There was to be a felicitation ceremony before the match,so the first picture is probably something to do with that.Anyway it feels good to feel sick with worry about him after such a long time (I wonder how crazy that sounds) 😉

  6. Julie says :

    Is it me or does he look like he lost some weight? I don’t remember his arms to be THAT puny. At least the nose is just the way I remembered! And Mirka is awesome as always. The way she was laughing when Fed said he was quite good at changing diapers, priceless.

    • dootsiez says :

      he has lost weight, Julie. I think there’s a belief that less weight would take off the pressure on his back and prevent him from injuries.

      Seems to be a trend this year, with Rafa and Andy both dropping heaps of weight too. But in the case of those two, they actually had weight to drop … hrm…

  7. pban says :

    They are not showing this live in my country, is there any way to get live feed?

  8. breadstix says :

    The brown suits him, he looks really good in it. Pity it doesn’t show up too well on photos. 😦 I’m slightly worried about the weight loss, he was never that weighty in the first place.
    Roger’s such a dorky father ahhaahah,.

  9. Alex says :

    Roger is becoming an anorexic. Give him some food Mirka!

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